As summer comes to a close, you're likely peeling away remnants of sunburn and vowing to stay inside Labor Day weekend. You can't go back and undo the damage to your skin, but you can be smarter next summer. By then, one new product from Swedish company Intellego Technologies may be able to help.
Time reports that a new disposable promotional wristband, similar to the paper ones distributed at shows and concerts, "can protect wearers from sunburn and skin-cancer risk by alerting them when to head into the shade."
How does it work? According to Gizmodo, the unique wristband picks up UV rays and changes color when the wearer's been in the sun for too long. The item will be available with various levels of responsiveness intended for different skin tones.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the most common form of cancer in America today is skin cancer. Hopefully Intellego Technologies' product can help prevent more men and women from contracting the disease.
What do you think? Would you wear it?